Board Governance Committee; Long-Range Planning Committee; Institutional Advancement Committee
Board Member since 1987
Dr. Peter S. Allen retired from Rhode Island College in 2014 after 42 years of teaching and is now Professor Emeritus of Anthropology. He specializes in the study of modern Greek society and has published numerous articles on the topic. Research awards include three Fulbrights, a large NEH grant and several other grants and fellowships. Dr. Allen has been active in many professional organizations. He served as Treasurer and Vice-President of the Modern Greek Studies Association, Treasurer and President of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe (a sub-group of the American Anthropological Association), and has held various offices, including President, in the local chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. In collaboration with Nikiforos Diamandouros, Dr. Allen produced a bibliographic newsletter, Modern Greek Society, for more than 20 years and served as Editor of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies for three years (2007-2010). He also serves on editorial boards of several publications, including the Cyprus Review. Dr. Allen is a trustee of the College Year in Athens (an independent study abroad program) and trustee of the Public Archaeology Laboratory of Pawtucket, RI. He served a six-year term (1992-1997) on the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities and four years on the Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association (2003-2007). Dr. Allen received a BA from Middlebury College (1966), an MA in archaeology from Brown University (1968), and a PhD in anthropology, also from Brown University (1973).